Earthjustice

Earthjustice is a non-profit public interest law firm dedicated to protecting the magnificent places, natural resources, and wildlife of this earth, and to defending the right of all people to a healthy environment. We bring about far-reaching change by enforcing and strengthening environmental laws on behalf of hundreds of organizations, coalitions and communities.

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Wednesday, July 08, 2020
9th Circuit Upholds Endangered Species Protections for Yellowstone Grizzlies
The 9th Circuit Court of Appeals today upheld the Montana District Court’s opinion that reinstated Endangered Species Act protections for the Yellowstone region’s grizzly bear population. The decision spares the grizzlies from plans for trophy hunts in the states of Wyoming and Idaho. Earthjustice...
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Monday, July 06, 2020
Judge Orders Dakota Access Pipeline to Shut Down
Owners of the Dakota Access Pipeline (DAPL) must halt operations while the government conducts a full-fledged analysis examining the risk DAPL poses to the Standing Rock Sioux Tribe, a federal judge ruled today. The court decision delivered a hard-fought victory to the Tribe, which has been engaged...
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Monday, June 22, 2020
Earthjustice Statement on Final Court Decision in Klamath River Water Rights Case
The U.S. Supreme Court today refused to hear a case brought by Klamath Basin irrigators, Baley v. United States, settling for good the question of whether reduced water deliveries to Klamath Basin agricultural producers in 2001 constituted a “taking” of private property under the Fifth Amendment. “...
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Tuesday, May 26, 2020
Court Strikes Down Trump Administration’s Sage-grouse Directive, Canceling Hundreds of Oil and Gas Leases
On Friday, the U.S. District Court in Montana struck down the basis for the Trump administration’s massive oil and gas leasing plans on more than a million acres of public lands in key habitat for sage-grouse, an iconic bird species of the Western United States. The Trump administration attempted...
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Wednesday, May 20, 2020
Earthjustice: The Trump Administration’s Assault on Public Protections Is a Handout to Corporate Special Interests
The White House is ordering federal agencies to seek out public protections to roll back, change, or eliminate while in the middle of a global respiratory pandemic that’s killed over 90,000 people in the United States and forced over 35 million people into unemployment. Abigail Dillen, President of...
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Wednesday, March 18, 2020
Trump’s EPA Sued for Concealing Health Studies, Violating Its Chemical Laws
Today, Earthjustice and the Environmental Defense Fund released a joint investigation showing how Trump's Environmental Protection Agency on a regular basis violates the Toxic Substances Control Act, or TSCA, which governs the manufacture, use, and distribution of chemicals. From August of 2016...
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Friday, February 21, 2020
Victory! Constitution Pipeline Project Scrapped
One of the companies behind the Constitution Pipeline has abandoned the project, following a series of legal challenges by Earthjustice and our partners. The proposed 124-mile gas pipeline was slated to run through Pennsylvania and New York, threatening water quality, wildlife, and public health...
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Thursday, February 20, 2020
Department of Defense Illegally Burning Stockpiles of Toxic "Forever Chemicals"
Today, environmental and community groups sued the Department of Defense (DOD) over its contracts to burn millions of gallons of unused firefighting foam containing PFAS in incinerators across the country . The DOD is the nation’s largest user of firefighting foam containing PFAS, a class of highly...
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Wednesday, January 22, 2020
Trump Administration Announces Its Scheme to Make America’s Waters Burn Again
President Trump unveiled his administration’s Dirty Water Rule, an attempt to eviscerate the protections guaranteed by the Clean Water Act, at a speech alongside EPA Administrator Andrew Wheeler at the Farm Bureau this weekend. The Dirty Water Rule is the cornerstone of a multi-rule rollback effort...
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Tuesday, January 14, 2020
Communities Urge EPA to Embolden Proposed Emission Rule for Chemical Facilities
Groups from across the country gathered here Tuesday, Jan. 14, for a public hearing on a proposed national emission rule for chemical facilities linked to cancer, and urged the Environmental Protection Agency to establish the strongest possible limits to protect public health. This is the first of...
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